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in the future than we expected to have. one of the key tools that we used during this outreach was a budget tzar game, where participants could create their own long-range plan. got a great response. these are the mechanisms that we used to get the word out about the budget game and about the transportation plan update in general. we had discussions about priorities, investment priorities, trade-offs, revenues, and where we have shortfalls in other venues besides the online budget games. we went to community events in every district. we went to over 18 community groups and boards and commissions and had this conversation. it wasn't just the budget game. that we used to get this input. the budget game turned out to be very popular though; we had over 800 submittals. also submittals in spanish and chinese as well. the premise of this game was a participant would go to the site and would have a gauge a counter that would show the amount of transportation revenue that we expect to have through 2040. the participant would make choices about how to invest that revenue
taken. i think that hain of us might agree that we want to see more people bicycle ling whether to mute commuting to work or family outings as well and i have i should mention that i have had two bicycles stolen from my garage in my building over the past couple of years and also in inner richmond as well and we want to look at city wide data on the issues and bike thefts are on the rise at about 3,000 per year in san francisco and $3 million worth of bicycles are pistollen each rather year and we might see that income as people choose bicycling as a more viable means of transportation given the oil crisis. and i also want for stronger bicycling and other mobile means of transportation, we may see that thefting become on the rise and one of the greatest -- are according to the san francisco bicycle coalition. i i wanted to whether as add that there have been some -- including san franciscotion police department apprehension of a thief that took one 14 bicycles last july and a successful sting and the bicycle coalition have held numerous workshops to educate riders on how to prevent bik
the board cuts is going to make a difference to us. probably will not be felt for a number of months and may not be felt until the next fiscal year, but those uncertainties have to be noted in terms of our estimates. >> so, ms. zamuda, i don't know if this is an appropriate question for you or to ms. howard. the threat of sequestration at the federal level, have we done some work on thinking about what that impact might be to the city? >> supervisor, we have. it's an an insignificant number. it's approximately $30 million of impact. some of that is on the general fund side, some of it is not. and i think we all will need to be watching closely to see what the federal government does. and then make some determinations about to what degree the city can afford to backfill those kinds of programs. >> okay. and to ms. zamuda's comments or earlier, those would be anticipated be felt in the next fiscal year, though, if they do happen? >> i think that's yet to be seen. you know, we know that federal agencies are already slowing down their spending and anticipation of the sequester. what that likely
getting to a place where we can get the maximum amount of community benefit we need. this gets us to a place we have 51% renewable generation in the city. that is amazing. we should look at that and wow how they doing that and still competitive with pg&e rates? and i think it's different from the enabling legislation for the contract it's hard to wrap our heads around t i was happy to hear ms. miller to come up with solutions and look at other things and this is a larger program and looking at others to come up with a solution is a great idea but i would like to hear more things like that from lafco. i think it's the role of the agency to serve as the positive, to move the paths between complicated and sometimes opposite opinions and i know it's challenging and we need to rely on puc for experts on the program but there is value what we're paying local power to do and i think it's a way to get beyond the arguments this is just doubling the rates. this say program for people that can afford to pay the premium cost. the work is innovative and i am start to appreciate looking at
thank you and we thank supervisor kim also for her partnership with us on this. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is james lim, i'medth regional managing director for [speaker not understood] hotels. [speaker not understood] operates 11 hotels in the city and it's spread throughout the neighborhoods as well in downtown san francisco. we support over 800 jobs, local jobs in the city as well. some of our hotels include the [speaker not understood] in japantown, the hotel rex, carlton, laurel lynn at laurel heights, [speaker not understood]. what's wonderful about this initiative is that we know that many of our downtown hotels benefit whenever there is a convention in the city. and what happens is that it creates compression and the business that would otherwise go to this hotels in the city also are spread throughout the neighborhoods such as the laurel and the kabuki and natoma that normally would not get that demand. but whenever there is a convention in the city, we get that compression and the demand. because of these benefits, yo
so, here i am again. and don't forget us. i don't do construction work. i know a lot of people that do do construction work. i do more waiter type stuff when i did the waiter jobs. but the thing is don't forget, don't let the unions put a strangle hold on you. thank you. >> thank you very much. are there any other members of the public that wish to comment on items number 5 through 7? seeing none, public comment is closed. colleagues, these items are before us. let me make first a motion, a few motions to follow the bla recommendation. first of all, a motion to amend item number 5, the resolution for finding a fiscal feasibility to add a further resolve clause that the board of supervisors will find this project fiscally feasible and responsible subject to the approval of the board of supervisors to create the moscone expansion district next week february 5th, 2013. >> second. >> we have a second for that. we can do that without opposition -- yes. [speaker not understood] district attorney's office. >> this is attorney john givener. if it's possible the board would continue the
,950 square feet of office space at 1380 howard street for use by the department of public health community behavioral health services division for a term of an additional five years from january 1st, 2013 through december 31st, 2017 at a monthly rate of $118,259.38 for the first six months of the extended term and then $131,5 84.38 per month for the remainder of the extended term. >> thank you. would you call item number 6 as well? >> item number 6, resolution retroactively authorizing the extension of a lease of real property at 760 harrison street for the department of public health with the cort family living trust for a term of an additional five years from july 1, 2012 to june 30, 2017 at a monthly rate of $25,350. >> thank you. we have john update. -- updike. >> thank you. john updike, [speaker not understood]. i'll start with 1380 howard which is a request for five-year extension for a high-rise. the building has 79,550 square feet and is owned by the cort family trust. we have several programs administered from this location so it is primarily an office function. those uses include
staffing. >> thank you. >> next speaker. >> thank you supervisor for allowing us to speak today. my name is nancy rock and the vice-chair of the san francisco women in action. we serve women, families and children in need in san francisco and throughout the bay area. i am here to reinforce the support you have given to the department on the status of women and we use a lot of their materials, reports and services. so we're expanding what you have allocated in terms of budget, and expanding that to a larger audience when we give our programs, we use their materials. we do that, because they can be trusted. there is a lot of stiff stuff on the internet and i can tell you when we use a report from dosw, the information is accurate. and we know there is accurate information portrayed to the people, and again, thank you for your support. and we'll continue to pass on the information that they give us, because again, we can trust it. and we hope that you know that we trust you and we really, really do appreciate this. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> good afternoon superv
,300 at the human services agency, and appropriating uses of $50,000 to the department of juvenile probation, $2,424,528 to the department of public health, $3,180,461 to the human services agency, $400,000 to the art commission, and $1,800,000 to the children and families commission in fiscal year 2012-2013. >> thank you. we have ms. howard here from our mayor's office of budget. >> good afternoon, supervisors, kate howard, [speaker not understood]. i'm here before you to approve an event over the supplemental that's before you appropriating fund from our state revenue lost reserve to a variety of programs that were reduced in the governor's budget last year. i also have with me staff from the human services agency, the department of aging adult services, juvenile probation, the department of public health, and the arts commission in the event that there are specific questions about any of the appropriations. as you will remember, last year the governor's budget proposed and it was adopted by the legislature a number of reductions in both local revenues and direct cuts to services that affect t
will kickstart our economy back up again. >> it looks like we are out of time. i want to thank you for joining us today. supervisor kim: thank you. >> we have been talking to supervisor of jane kim. watch for the next episode when we will be back. >> [sound of gavel] good afternoon welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of the tuesday january 29, 2013 of the board of supervisors for the city and county of san francisco home of the superbowl heading san francisco 49ers. madame clerk please call the role. >>> supervisor avalos, avalos present. breed present. supervisor campus poes present. president chiu, chiu present. chu present, supervisor cohen, yes, i'm here. >> cohen present. supervisor farrell. farrell present. kim present. supervisor mar, mar present. supervisor wiener, wiener present. and supervisor yee.y present. mr. president all members are present. >> thank you could you please join us in the problem of allegiance. [pledge of allegiance] i pledge allegiance to the flag, of the united states of america, and to the republic for which it stands, one na
use the civil legal system as another way to continue the abuse of a women who has already obtained a restraining order against them, but they file meritless civil action and the survivor those show up in court. thank you. >> next speaker. >> good afternoon a anna flores the co-director of muhas. so we wanted to touch a little bit on the decline or the decrease of calls to the police to domestic violence because a lot of it due to the political climate that is happening. we know when a woman is afraid to call the police, it increases the level of violence in the home and a lot of this is due because of the policy of secure communities where women are afraid to call the police, but luckily we have been able to work directly with the d.a.'s office and have a legal advocate present at our office, once a week, which has really helped to connect the women with legal services. and finally we would like to thank the other organizations that we work with that help us provide legal services directly to the women that we work with. thank you. >> thank you, before i call the next speake
of the city, we really deeply appreciate the year of support that you have given us already last year and look forward to the continuing support of funding to backfill this. what it means to us specifically is that there's a long waiting list in the city. we have a long waiting list of people that need subsidized child care. a couple years ago it was about 3,000. right now it almost sits at 5,000 people waiting for child -- affordable child care slots. and the working families going to school, working very hard, if they didn't get this child care, specifically at our site, we would lose about 30 families and children. so, if they don't have subsidized child care, they might not be able to work, not go to school, not be productive citizens of san francisco. so, i urge you seriously to consider this for this year and in future years to help the families that we serve on a daily basis in san francisco because it makes a difference. and this city is taking leadership if you do support this. i appreciate the time and effort and hope you support this wholeheartedly. thank you. >> thank you very much
, but if he is just going to tell them before the investigation, what is the use? >> any other public comment? is there a motion to adjourn the meeting? >> so moved. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> hearing none, the meeting is adjourned. [ gavel ] >> welcome everyone to the san francisco board of supervisors budget and finance committee, regular meeting for wednesday, feb6th, 2013. my name is supervisor mark farrell, i am the chair of this committee and we're joined by supervisor eric mar, the vice-chair and supervisor avalos and joined by board president david chiu. i would like to thank the members of sfgovtv, who are covering this meeting and also the clerk of the board, victor young. mr. clerk, do we have any announcements? >> yes, please silence all cell phones and electronic devices and completed speaker cards and copies of any documents to be include as part of the file should be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon today will appear on the february 12th, board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated >> thank you, mr. clerk, would you call item no. 1.
continued within their own fund balance to use for next fiscal year. and, so, that's what we're assuming for the recreation and park department. the assessor-recorder has -- >> growth within recollect he and park, could that be attributed to, do you know? * rec and park >> i believe it's related to the stadium revenues and also the success of some of our football activities in the current year. surplus of 3.8 million -- due to 2.8 million in surplus garage revenue and a million of additional candlestick concession revenue. we had one of our garages that was closed for a period of time. so, people started using a recreation and park garage and, so, that was a shift of revenue from the mta really to the recreation and park department. and the assessor-recorder has additional recording fees and the controller's office is holdling back on some of the audit work so that a saving can help support next year's budget. and then the remainder of the departments represent a small surplus of 2.4 million. so, we have roughly $32 million of surplus departments to offset 51 million of deficit departme
for joining us. >> thank you. yes, i'm the project director and the principal investigator for both projects. >> okay. >> i'll be happy to answer any questions you have. >> colleagues, do we have any questions about item 1 or 2? okay, i think we're good. thanks for being here. >> we just have a real brief presentation of the items, that would be great. >> sure, sure. the first item, the surveillance project being funded by the cdc is for us to maintain core surveillance of hepatitis b and hepatitis c in san francisco and to look at high-risk populations in our city. for hepatitis b, that would be the asian pacific islander population. for hepatitis c that would be our baby boomers as well as iv drug users and then also african-american population. and then the second study is also -- it's looking at hepatitis b specifically and it's testing, screening, and looking to care for those chronically infected with hepatitis b and the target population is foreign born asian pacific islanders. >> okay, thank you very much. >> sure. >> supervisor mar? >> i'd like to open up to public comment. there ar
bond that those of us who love animals and those who love dogs especially have. i think by that measure in terms of the quality of your soul, given how you treat and talk about bertie, i think that that makes you an amazing person. and i wish you the very best in your new endeavors, but i know that you're still going to be here. i appreciate the fact that you, as you indicated, you're going to make sure that district 9 gets more resources in your new job, which i appreciate. and i look forward to working with you. and, of course, you know, one of the things that i think it's an illustration of the kind of person you are, the kind of supervisor you are is that as you leave, you leave behind not only the work, but you also leave in place someone that you have mentored and someone that you have helped, and that's i think a very important testament of your leadership. the fact that you're passing it on and i look forward to working with supervisor tang as she goes on board, but the fact that she is there is another testament to your leadership. thank you. >> supervisor avalos. >> supervisor
to share this moment with us. it's the start of something really, really big and it's nice for you all to be here in this very cold day to share this warm moment with us, a day that we will always remember. thank you very, very much. and we're going to have a little photo op right here. (applause) >> we have a key to present. ... >> [sound of gavel] good afternoon welcome to the san francisco board of supervisors meeting of the tuesday january 29, 2013 of the board of supervisors for the city and county of san francisco home of the superbowl heading san francisco 49ers. madame clerk please call the role. >>> supervisor avalos, avalos present. breed present. supervisor campus poes present. president chiu, chiu present. chu present, supervisor cohen, yes, i'm here. >> cohen present. supervisor farrell. farrell present. kim present. supervisor mar, mar present. supervisor wiener, wiener present. and supervisor yee.y present. mr. president all members are present. >> thank you could you please join us in the problem of allegiance. [pledge of allegiance] i pledge allegianc
appreciate your consideration of the legislation in us today to continue changes to our city's local business enterprise ordinance to increase contracting opportunities for so-called certified puc lbe, which are small businesses located within our regional water service area, but outside of the boundaries of san francisco. the puc lbe program was created in 2006 to allow small business that operate within our puc water service area to compete for work on the water system improvement program; as know the wisp program has two-thirds of costs being paid by regional water customers of the sfpuc and so the thinking in 2006 it was appropriate for those communities that pay for our water systems improvement to also yield the local economic benefits that are certified puc lbe contracting program can provide. since the wisp program is nearing completion, but the sfpuc has additional projects within the water service area that are not part of wisp construction, the changes in this legislation would allow puc it to continue to support the small businesses by expanding the program to other areas in the r
think it's great that coca-cola is providing us these funds and making sure that we're reducing obesity in san francisco. is there any kind of advertising that we do for coca-cola? >> >> these grants do not require any advertising at all. >> >> thank you. thank you miss branson. any members of public wishing to comment? you can line up on the far wall behind mr. paulson. >> does any trail last forever? i don't know. maybe we're near the budget end, i don't know. does any gift last forever? i don't know. maybe we're going to have the end, but money's hard to hold. we're going to have it maybe and bring it on, and they will be singing songs on the trails and it's the real thing with this item gifted today. it's coke and budget. >> thank you, next speaker, please. >> good morning, thank you. i'm robert bakewell an enrichment resident who lives right next to this area of the oak woodlands and we have been working on this area for a long time and i'm also co-founder of the friends of the oak woodlands park, which is a park partner sponsored by park s alliance. we support the resolution
'll be using all of that this year, but it will be sufficient. and the state revenue reserve is estimated to be used partly with the supplemental appropriation that you've already considered. and then probably for the health department. >> thank you. just a question on the budget stabilization reserve. under what conditions are we able to withdraw and utilize those funds? it has to be after several years of -- >> of positive revenue news. and then when we do use it, it's only a portion of the deficit. the revenue deficit. we had suggested that the controller provide a more broad summary of all of the reserves and the set asides when the committee goes to five members. [speaker not understood] the kind of rules and policies regarding all of these reserves. since the financial policies were in effect a couple of years ago, we really have made a tremendous amount of progress in establishing reserves that have been looked upon very favorably by the rating agencies and though more importantly we will have money available in the next downturn that will keep us on a more steady footing in terms
. >> item 24 was referred from the land use economic development committee without recommendation. resolution granting revocable permission to aquilina family 2001 revocable trust to occupy a portion of the public right-of-way to remove and reconstruct a portion of a city-owned and maintained retaining wall to construct a concrete driveway ramp, with accessible transition slopes to conform to the existing sidewalk grade, that will provide vehicular access to a proposed new residence with a garage at 54 peralta avenue. >> colleagues, this is from public works. i'd like to acknowledge the district supervisor, supervisor campos. >> thank you, mr. president. colleagues, i want to say today we have been working with not only the parties, but also the residents in trying to resolve some of the issues here and so with that in mind i here by move for a two week continuance to march 12. >> supervisor campos has asked for a two week continuance. is there a second to that? seconded by supervisor avalos. colleagues, any objection, with a motion to continue? this item will be continued to two
to the first meeting. with the presidential election behind us it is fair to see that we will see more of a focus on transportation. i think it is also fair to say that there continues to be perhaps little appetite for tackling some of the core issues in terms of the insolvency of the federal highway trust fund and transportation funding nationally and of course that impact what happens at the local level. we certainly will continue to be diligent in watching what happens in washington dc. i know that a number of us this morning had a reception with leader pelosi who has been very helpful in the past and securing funding for transportation here in the city and county of san francisco. i also want to talk about the trend happening locally in terms of revenue measures such as the sales tax and vehicle registration fee that are administered by the authority. one of the things that is important as we move forward is to always look for the most cost-effective ways of doing the work. one of the things that i hope you continue to do is to focus on enhancing coordination among the various cit
not use one of our own because we did not want the compromise the integrity of any cases that we have handled, but this particular [#1*-/] call is a real one and one that is being used for training and i think it begins to illustrate the point i will make through this presentation: >> 911 emergency. >> my mom and dad -- stop it! mommy! stop it. don't hit the baby! don't hit the baby! stop it! can you send the police, please? >> we'll be there in a minute. >> >> the reason why we started with this audio because i want to make sure that everyone in this room understands that often when we're talking about when we're talking about domestic violence is life-and-death. there are women that are being injured severely and occasionally women are dying. we're very fortunate that last year we did not have for the first anytime a decade we did not have a domestic violence homicide in the city. however, i would like to point out while that is a cause for celebration, i want to make sure that we understand the full context of this and quite frankly the difference between aggravated ass
. >> thank you. colleagues, i have several items. first i wanted to acknowledge president chiu's asking of us to report on different regional bodies that we sit on. so, the golden gate bridge port, i serve on with great appreciation for the golden gate workers i worked on for a year and a half. i look forward to the leadership of supervisors breed, yee and wiener on the golden gate bridge board. a number of families brought to us at that board was one of the issues that we approved in concept and the 25 million more that's needed to build some barrier to acknowledge the dangers of the golden gate bridge is some of the unfinished business that will be before you. also, the all-electronic tolling that i know that supervisor chiu and others have been working it to educate our community about. it's going to be starting in several weeks. * the human beings that have been the toll takers for years, the district is finding additional jobs and training for them, but it will be all electronic tolling by the end of -- or by early march. i think it's march 1st. also for the bay area government that i've
for bringing this to us. fred roth, senior, was an inspiration to many of us, especially those that have been community organizers like myself. he trained an army of organizers, not just for the united farm workers, but for many different struggles historically. and it's really an honor for me to stand here before you with fred roth, junior, and others to urge your support to join hundreds of other labor and community and civic organizationses and groups in urging president obama to bestow the presidential medal of honor post hume usly on fred senior. his entire life work was spirited and defiant in the struggle for freedom and dignity, especially for lower income workers, not just farmers, but disinfran hiesed and depressed communities not just the state of california, but nation wood. a more proactive struggle for equity and human dignity for everyone. i wanted to also say that a little bit of history is important. in the '50s mr. roth worked in the latino communities and barrios of los angeles, san jose, and other cities to build chapters of the cso or community service organizations, civi
the staff, and the level of expertise in helping us make decisions and move forward on a number of key projects. i want to say thank you for your great service and wish you all the best. you have many years ahead of you to explore music, and your loved ones and i wish you all the best. >> colleagues, any other comments? one we now go to mr. moscovitch. >> good morning chairman and commissioners. i am honored to have been asked back. i am at the tail end of the flu, my voice is low. i appreciate your comments mr. chairman. i will give you a couple of observations. first of all the city and the challenges it brings is way too complex for a single person to ever be able to make a mark. this is an excellent example where teamwork is needed; there has been amazing teamwork with my former staff, with the city departments, with our partners at the regional, state and federal levels all of whom have contributed tremendously. that may say about those relationships because it's very easy to turn everything into a soundbite. a relationship is something to work on. we are not all around here to
that would come to us to volunteer legal services program would fund legal representation for mono lingual women who are victims of [tkro-eufpls/]. domestic violence. and they are often involved in custody matters in which they have no access to the civil court simply because they do not speak english and we're able to provide them with an attorney and interpreter, who can stand beside them as they must go up against their abuser to ensure that they retain custody of their children. what you may not know is that often abusers use the civil legal system as another way to continue the abuse of a women who has already obtained a restraining order against them, but they file meritless civil action and the survivor those show up in court. thank you. >> next speaker. >> good afternoon a anna flores the co-director of muhas. so we wanted to touch a little bit on the decline or the decrease of calls to the police to domestic violence because a lot of it due to the political climate that is happening. we know when a woman is afraid to call the police, it increases the level of violence in the
. if you have not looked at the window recently it is converted to residential use. last but not least i want to reiterate what jose luis and the chair have said about the leadership of the board; and more more about the public and private partners. a huge thanks to the wonderful staff past and present and our interns who have done amazing things. i want to mention anthony adams who created interactive maps. you can find the project, cost phase and completion. we expect this to go live next month. thank you. >> thank you for your presentation; the interactive map something and fantastic; i look forward to seeing that. >> can you tell us where the map will be located? >> on our website, www.sfcta.org. >> okay thank you again for your presentation. executive director lombardo. we can open this item for public comment. any member of the public does come forward. seeing none, we close public comment. (gavel) this is an action item. colleagues, do we have the same configuration here? same house, same call? we can take up without objection. (gavel) >> this is an opportunity to comment on any
a three-quarter vote for us to issue more bonds. in addition to what julie has mentioned, while we want to constrain the costs, we have also been achieving a great deal of savings on our revenue bond issuances. we have refunded every revenue bond that we could, achieving $52 million of rate payer saving over the last three years. in addition, we sold sewer bonds on monday morning and we were the first city department to sell bond since the city's geo bond rating was upgraded. and the market received us very, very well. we saved rate payers over $150 million because of the aggressive bidding buyers wanted to buy san francisco sewer bonds. we achieved foreign rates at about 3.58%. so, while julie and i give you the good news and the bad news, we're balancing the budget and we want to do that to make sure rates stay as affordable as we can. >> another option we would have, too, supervisor, we have an ongoing capital program for our water enterprise and there's been question that some of the improvements in that program could be deferred slightly and some of the wsip improvements could be m
of the technology store vendors using department funds that have been approved and the board of supervisors annual budgetary process and which is certified by the controller. oca started a process to develop a new competitive solicitation to award new contracts to replace these contracts prior to them when they expire on december 31st, 2013. given the estimated contract values, oc would -- oca would be returning to the board after that solicitation to request your approval for new contracts over 10 million. i would be glad to respond to questions. >> colleagues, any questions? actually, can i just ask, mr. jones, upping the cap $30 million, what are the additional tech expenses that you anticipate just on a bigger level that will come in? so, it looks like we may exceed the limit by march 2013. what are some examples that these large tech expenses that may be coming through the rest of the year? >> specifically on some of the allowances with you include, there are a number of ongoing large projects that were just started and the departments have not encumbered all of the funds that they anticipate
that while they could directly administer the different garages, that we have in front of us, they consider the fact that the added oversight and community relations provided by these organizations are in the best interest of the garage and the city. i think and heard and believe that many of you have heard from the leadership of the union square community about the impact that this organization has had in union square within a part of town that sees some of the most densely traveled and densely parking situations that we have in the city. so, with that, colleagues, ask for your support for this and we will proceed. >> great. i assume, colleagues, that we need a roll call on this. we can have a roll call, madam chair. >> on item 16, supervisor cohen? cohen aye. supervisor farrell? farrell aye. supervisor kim? kim aye. supervisor mar? mar aye. supervisor wiener? wiener aye. supervisor yee? yee aye. supervisor avalos? avalos no. supervisor breed? breed aye. supervisor campos? campos aye. president chiu? chiu aye. supervisor chu? chu no. there are 9 ayes and 2 no's. >> the resolution is adopte
taller, more inviting grounds for retail spaces as well as more retail uses on the second floor. both the nonprofit and philanthropic presence in the neighborhood and give the community a powerful voice in shaping its own development and character. i am particularly proud of the formula retail ban we have included in this ncd. this will make divisadero only the fourth neighborhood in the city to have such control. we have seen the value of formula retail restrictions right down the street in hayes valley. this -- while preserving existing businesses, the controls boast local small businesses and helps foster a unique neighborhood feeling. we are a diverse community, a collection of unique individuals and businesses and our commercial districts are and should be a reflection of that unique san francisco personality. establishing this neighborhood commercial district will help local and small business owners and those who want to become small business owners. i look forward to working with my colleagues and the merchants and the neighborhoods of the divisadero as this legislation procee
government and to the feds for your proper use of that. the president of the ndaa is accountable to nobody. he's already been accountable to the voters and that's it. the constitution provides that understood -- the founders understood it is in the state interest to kill somebody and they have in the constitution a provision called a bill of mark, marqe. i congratulate you and i hope you will urge the congress and the president to use their proper constitutional powers and have the killing done by congress where at least there is some accountability. thank you. (applause) >> thank you. thank you. next speaker. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is john [speaker not understood] and i represent an african university and kenya school of law. i also am interested in talking about mohammed ibrahim award for 2013 and 2014. i currently reside at providence church at 1601 mc kinnon and previously resided at 5 47 haight street in san francisco. there is an interesting program that's being commended by bevan dufty. our city has secured a million dollars in state funding to expand and improve o
that some of us will be glad that we won't have a regular mcdonald's patron in our midst. [laughter] >> i think that we will miss the fact that -- well, actually i'm not sure we'll all miss the fact that carmen rarely breaks with her modern colleagues, except on the critical issue of cat de-clawing. oh, you remember that. i think many of us will miss the fact that she has been so hard working that we were all surprised that today she didn't submit any new legislative proposals and at the last minute she asked me four tough questions about the ndaa which i appreciated. and i will just say for me, one thing i'm not going to miss as you leave is that no one is going to wonder after today if i have a sister on the board of supervisors. [laughter] >> but to just wrap it up, carmen, thank you for your service. you have been a tremendous colleague. we all look forward to working with you and serving with you as co-elected officials and we wish you all the very, very best. thank you. and with that, does anyone else have any words you'd like to say? supervisor farrell. >> thank you, president chiu
events. check us out on >> good morning everyone and welcome to the tuesday january 29, 2013, meeting of the san francisco county competition authority. i would like to thank jennifer lowe, jesse larson. the clerk is erica cheng. this call the roll. >> (roll call) we have quorum. >> thank you very much and we want to welcome our newly elected supervisors who by virtue of their election are now members of the san francisco county consultation authority commissioners london bree and norman yee. i look forward to working with you. please call item 2. >> this is an action item. >> before we act on this item i would like to open any public comment, any member of the public who would like to speak on item two come forward. seeing none public comment is closed. madam clerk if you can do a roll call. >> (roll call) the item passes. >> chairman: i'm wondering is legally a member of the commission is allowed to abstain; i assume there is no problem with that. proceed. >> the item passes. >> thank you very much. if you can please call item number 3. chair's report. >> chair: welcome to t
the money -- use some of that money to put up signs that said bicyclists must stop here. something that makes a bicyclist know that they can go or not go. especially near oak street and market. i go to your district too much supervisor farrel. unless visitors come and see me. i know the areas i do go to is getting that, very bad and i spoke on this before. you are getting money and spending and spending. why not spend it on something that makes the bicyclists do right. >> thank you very much. for those who don't know and district 11, the grass is greener over there. are there any members of the public would like to comment? we close comments. this is an informational item. next item. >> item 6, informational item. >> seeing none, will go on to public comments. seeing none come forward we close public comment. >> next item? >> item 7. general public comment. opportunity for the public to comment on any item whatsoever related to the transportation authority. will close public comment. >> next item. >> adjournment. >> we are adjourned. >> good morning everyone and welcome to the
, in terms of recouping the amounts of reserves that are going to be used here my understanding is there is some flexibility in how much is recoupd and depending how you use that flexibility that could impact rates so i am wondering if you could say something about that and what the thinking is around that issue? >> yes. you will recall when the board considered the program in august the board directed us to -- i can't quote the language, but the basic message was to the extent feasible let's try and recover the dedicated funds. excuse me. what we presented as staff to the rate fairness board was full recovery of all of the funds during the first four and a half years of the program. of course the quicker you recover those funds the more a rate bump it has on the program, so the board dialogue has been around can we extend out how long we give ourselves to recover those funds? and i think under the adopted board direction, yes we can, and then the issue is. okay. if we want to by how much? and those are some of the questions we're addressing with the rate fairness board a
the general fund, that general fund relief was simply to put us where we were before, because we had lost three positions from our victim services as a result of cutbacks in the state budget. we asked for one paralegal and the budget analyst agreed with us in this particular area. our advocates and the work that they do is not comparable to that done by our partners and non-profit organizations. they are very important functions, but they are very different functions. the work that we do in our office is directly related to legislative mandates such as probation for requesting victim compensation funds from the state. we also work with victim relocation. we're working closely together as a team between victim services and attorneys who are handling the prosecution, often assisting in that process. that is a very different process than the one that our partners in the non-profit world do. the ones that our partners in the non-profit world is very important and frankly, we couldn't do our job without their support. but it's important to recognize that they are very different. here are some
's important for us to have these victim witness positions. we need to have individuals that are working closely with our victims who come in through the office, going through the criminal justice system and going through the criminal justice trial process is a scary one and i think it's important that we have cultural competent staff to assist with that and so i would propose colleagues and hope that you might be able to support some if not all of the victim witness staff that were proposed. so i'm not a member of this committee, but i want to suggest thats a possible avenue for the committee to consider. >> thank you president chiu. supervisor mar. >> thank you, chair farrell. thank you for speaking. i am a proud co-sponsor of this measure and appreciate president chiu and the groups here, district attorney gascon and the counterinformation provided by our public defender, jeff adachi. i am also supportive of,, as much as we can give to our status on women and the communities i'm supportee of the $50,000 for outreach and legal support for the community-based organizations and the co
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